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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)

The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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Scarlet Pages
Scarlet Pages Mary Bancroft
The Witness for the Defense
A Doll's House
A Doll's House Nora Helmer
Barbary Sheep
Barbary Sheep Lady Katherine 'Kitty' Wyverne


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 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
 1921 Forever
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
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Stage Play: Brigadier Gerard. Comedy. Written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Directed by William Seymour. Savoy Theatre: 5 Nov 1906- 19 Nov 1906 (16 performances). Cast: H. Kyrle Bellew (as "Brigadier Gerard"), Frank Connor, Ida Conquest, Thomas W. Davis, Del De Louis, Elsie Ferguson, Daniel Francis, Hayward Ginn, Kenrick Hall, Henry Harmon (as "... See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I shall never forget my state of mind during the making of Barbary Sheep. My experience before the camera was the most painful thing I have ever known in life. It seemed to me that the little black box became a monster that was leering and scoffing at my feeble efforts to register an emotion before it. I went home in tears. But the next morning I returned. See more »


She had no surviving heirs. Her will left $1,000,000 to the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, plus various sums to Bide-A-Wee, Orphans of the Storm, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and England's the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. See more »


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